British Blind Sport activity finder - Bedfordshire clubs needed
Posted: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 12:43
British Blind Sport has opened submissions for clubs to register for their upcoming Activity Finder, making it easier than ever for people with visual impairments to identify local activities offering a welcoming and positive experience. The online Activity Finder will launch in May 2019 with the purpose of being the leading source of information for users to locate visually impaired friendly activities to get active and meet new people in their local area. In Luton and Central Bedfordshire alone there are 13,630 people living with sight loss. By 2030, there are expected to be 18,130 people in Luton and Central Bedfordshire living with sight loss, an increase of 33% from 2018 (Source RNIB's Sight Loss Data Tool)
The Activity Finder aims to positively impact on the levels of visually impaired people meeting the Chief Medical Officer's recommendations for physical activity and aims to become the most popular tool on the market for locating VI inclusive sports sessions in the UK.
If you would like to add your club to the database please click this link: https://britishblindsport.org.uk/club-registration/
VI Accessibility checks
British Blind Sport also offer assistance and advice to organisations and activity leaders when it comes to ensuring all promotional and marketing materials are VI accessible, including activity leaflets for local VI sporting opportunities.
For more information on their services please don't hesitate to get in contact with their Participation Officer, Alex Pitts: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07929356428.
Additional Support in Bedfordshire
Blind and partially sighted people may require services and support to help them remain independent. The Sightline Directory provides more information on services aimed at helping blind and partially sighted people in Bedfordshire and across the country. Please visit www.sightlinedirectory.org.uk for more details.